Dec. 7, 2016

Fake news:  “An FBI agent investigating Hillary Clinton’s e-mails was found dead in an apparent murder-suicide.”  “The Pope endorsed Donald Trump for President.”  “Hillary Clinton operated a pedophilia sex ring out of a Pizza parlor in Washington.”  “Busloads of people were paid to protest at a Trump rally in Austin Texas.”  If you believe any of these stories, you need to find a better source for your news (like this one).  Most of these stories are anti-Hillary Clinton and pro-Donald Trump.  Are Republicans more gullible than Democrats???

Real news:  Members of the Standing Rock Sioux Indians won a (temporary) victory this week when the U.S. Corps of Engineers refused a permit for the Dakota Access Pipeline, which was slated to pass under the Missouri River near sacred Indian burial sites.

On April 4, 2015, in North Charleston, South Carolina, Walter Scott was pulled over by police officer Michael Slager for a broken brake light.  Cell-phone video shows Scott running away from the officer, as the officer shot Scott in the back, killing him.  Scott was black; Slager is white.  Slager’s trial for murder this week resulted in a hung jury.  Prosecutors plan to retry Slager, who will also face federal charges.

Thirty six people perished in a warehouse fire in San Francisco Friday, December 2.   The victims were young adults, mostly in their twenties and thirties, who were attending a dance party in the warehouse called the “Ghost Ship,” which was home to an artist community.

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